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Author Sarah Addison Allen to speak in Atlanta, Woodstock

Author Sarah Addison Allen to speak in Atlanta, Woodstock

(WXIA) -- New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen will hold two readings in the Atlanta area later this month.

Allen's latest novel, First Frost, features the characters from her popular book Garden Spells. Book Atlanta provided this summary of First Frost:

It's October in the small town of Bascom, N.C., home of the Waverley sisters who have become restless through the quirks of their mischievous apple tree ... and all the magic that spins around it. Each of the sisters is struggling with problems which are taking too much time and causing them to lose their balance and their belief in themselves. When a mysterious stranger shows up and challenges the heart of their family, each of them must make choices they have never confronted before and search for a way to hold their family together during this upsetting season of change.

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Free tickets for Elvis Lives at Fox Theatre

Free tickets for Elvis Lives at Fox Theatre

ATLANTA -- On Stage Touring, LLC, in association with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., is proud to announce the national hit theatrical Elvis Lives will be presented for the first time in Atlanta at the Fox Theatre Saturday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets ($38, $58 and $100) are on sale to the general public at www.FoxTheatre.org, by calling 855-285-8499, or at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office. Discounts for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 404-881-2000.

State Ballet Theatre of Russia to perform 'Swan Lake' in Atlanta

State Ballet Theatre of Russia to perform 'Swan Lake' in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- The Fox Theatre presents The State Ballet Theatre of Russia's production of Swan Lake on Sunday, Jan. 11 at  3 p.m.

This full-scale production, based on Russian folklore and German legend, is about a prince named Siegfried who falls in love with the Swan Princess, Odette. She is a swan by day, but a young woman at night. She is under a magic spell which can only be broken by a man who will promise to love her for eternity; Siegfried makes the promise. However, he is tricked by the magician who cast the spell.

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents 50 of Russia’s brightest ballet stars to bring this romantic tale of true love to glorious life.

Founded by legendary dancer and former Prima Ballerina of The Bolshoi Theater Ballet, Maya Plissetskaya, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents one of the greatest classical ballets of all time, described as “full of enchantment” by The New York Times.

Paula Deen Live coming to Atlanta

Paula Deen Live coming to Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Come see Paula's live show at the Atlanta Symphony Hall on Sunday, Nov. 16 and get a heaping helping of Paula's recipes, some good old-fashioned fun and lots of laughter.

Join Paula as she demonstrates how to make her favorite seasonal dishes, shares family stories and plays cooking games with her fans. Some lucky audience members will even get to join Paula on stage!

Want to win two tickets? Head to the Bluebird Patch to enter

'Get Up and Go' behind the scenes of 'Disney's Newsies'

'Get Up and Go' behind the scenes of 'Disney's Newsies'

ATLANTA -- Disney’s NEWSIES took center stage on the award-winning morning show "The Balancing Act" on the Lifetime Channel on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 a.m.

Viewers had the chance to go behind-the-scenes of the production, as part of the Broadway Balances America series. This show will re-air on Nov. 13 at 7 a.m. on Lifetime. Tickets for Disney’s NEWSIES at the Fox Theatre are available by visiting foxtheatre.org/newsies, calling 1-855-285-8499 or visiting the Fox Theatre box office (660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta).

'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' lights up Atlanta

'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' lights up Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Celebrate the season with the return of a holiday tradition, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, at Center for Puppetry Arts, Nov. 13 to Dec. 28. Directed by Jon Ludwig and based on the beloved 1964 stop-motion animated special, the festive family classic rings in the most wonderful time of the year with an unforgettable holiday adventure!

Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, the Abominable Snow Monster and all the other merry misfits join Rudolph and Santa for a seasonal spectacular that can’t be missed. Through the use of rod and body puppets, skilled puppeteers present the timeless tale of acceptance that has inspired audiences and become an Atlanta tradition.

This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Center’s production of the favorite holiday adventure, as well as the 50th anniversary of the classic TV special.

Orchestra, weekend limited view tickets released for 'Phantom'

Orchestra, weekend limited view tickets released for 'Phantom'

ATLANTA -- Due to popular demand, limited view tickets in the orchestra for all performances, including weekends, have been released for the premiere Atlanta engagement of Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera.

The production is currently playing its premiere Atlanta engagement at the Fox Theatre  through November 2 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2014/2015 series.  With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of Phantom, the most successful musical of all time is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.